Whether you’re renting a flat in the city or own a lovely little house in the countryside, there never seems to be enough space in the kitchen. It can be a nightmare to pull a pan or plate from the bottom of a stack in the drawer or reach into the back of a cupboard for that can of tomatoes you just know is in there somewhere! Consider one of the many varieties of kitchen cabinet organisers to help you tidy up both your foodstuffs and your kitchenware.
Whether you're looking to simplify your shelves with a rack or two, tidy up under the sink with storage solutions or make a little room on your kitchen countertop, we've found a host of ideas perfect for organising your kitchen. We’ve put together a list of the best kitchen cabinet organisers in the UK available on Amazon from some great brands like Simplywire, mDesign, and IKEA.
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When looking for an organiser for your kitchen, there are a few things to look out for, so we’ve put together a buying guide to make sure you can find the perfect option for your home. Don’t worry, your kitchen will be neat and tidy in no time!
There are many different types of kitchen organisers available on the market today, and each type comes in a wide range of sizes. We’re going to take you through the most commonly found on the market, all of which will be useful in any kitchen.
One of the simplest ways you can help keep your kitchen cupboards organised is to opt for some free-standing shelves - these work especially well in deep pantries and cupboards, allowing you to stack items high at the back while everything remains visible in front. They’re also a great way to bring some order to that space underneath the sink where various cleaning products often end up.
You’ll want to keep in mind the sort of items you’re thinking of placing on them, as some options offer a solid shelf while others will be more similar to a mesh with gaps where things can fall through. It’s always worth making sure you’re not placing too much weight on them as well.
Racks are an excellent choice if you’re looking to sort out a pile of plates or searching for somewhere to store that chopping board where it isn’t haphazardly leaning against something else. They are also a great option for storing pans and lids, but you’ll want to opt for something specifically for those to make sure they fit between the dividers.
Nearly all racks come in two varieties: ones that sit on their side and ones which “stack” on top of each other. Your choice comes down to personal preference and depends on the dimensions of your cabinets. Both designs do a great job of saving space while making sure that the bowl, plate, or saucepan you need is easily accessible.
If you have lots of little odds and ends cluttering up your kitchen, investing in a few containers is a good way of keeping everything together. This works particularly well with herbs, spices, and dry foods and is an excellent solution if you have a kitchen drawer full of random utensils or other bits and bobs.
Open-topped containers with compartments are also great for grouping together things like saltshakers, bottles of oil, and the like. When storing foodstuffs, your best option is to go for airtight containers to ensure they are protected from moisture and any insects that may find their way into your cupboards! If you're looking for these, take a look at our list of Top 10 Best Meal Prep Containers.
An ingenious solution when dealing with narrow cupboards and cabinets are turntables, as they allow you to increase the accessibility of often-used items. These are just simple circular trays that spin, allowing you to easily grab those bottles and cans which sit forgotten at the back of a cupboard.
While available in many different sizes, ones with multiple layers work particularly well for condiments if you want to make use of all available space. Alternatively, a single rotating platform with different sections is perfect for taller items like bottles of wine or squash.
The final type of cabinet organiser worth mentioning is hooks, which are most suitable for mugs, pans, or anything else with a handle. These are an excellent way to make use of the often-forgotten space at the top of your cupboard or underneath the shelves.
You’ll want to make sure that whatever you’re attaching your hooks to will support the weight of the items you’re hanging as you really don’t want your favourite coffee mug to fall and break! While not as versatile as some other types, hooks are relatively inexpensive, so it’s worth picking up a couple to try out.
It may sound obvious, but you’ll want to make sure that you measure your cabinets before picking up an organiser. This is not only to make sure that you don’t pick up something too big, you’ll also want to check that your choices fit snugly together when mixing and matching different types.
For drawers, in particular, you’ll want to ensure that any containers fit neatly together to stop them from sliding around. Some options will have rubber feet to keep them stable, but when it comes to opening and closing drawers, movement is impossible to avoid.
As there are many different types of kitchen cabinet organisers, you may be surprised to learn that nearly all are made of metal or plastic, with the occasional wooden product. Most racks and shelves are made of metal, while containers and turntables are often made of plastic.
There isn’t too much to worry about when it comes to the materials. Metal items tend to be more suited to supporting weightier items, while plastic containers won’t be damaged by water and are easy to clean in the case of a spillage.
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Under The Sink Organiser｜506881
The Perfect Way To Solve Any Under Sink Storage Woes
A Fully Customisable Rack for Pots and Pans That Fits in Any Space
Another Incredible Design From IKEA
Avoid Chipping Bowls and Plates With This Sturdy Rack
Lazy Susan Turntable
Searching for a Neat Way to Store Bottles? Then Look No Further!
Shelf Mug Holder
Incredible for Storing Mugs, but Not Much Else
Baking Tray & Chopping Board Rack｜Chrome
Perfect for Keeping Pans, Baking Trays, and Chopping Boards to Hand
4 Section Kitchen Pantry Food Storage Organiser Bin (Pack of 4)
Versatile Containers for Cupboards and Fridges That Are Great for Odd Packets
Linus Rotating Turntable
Great for Condiments, but Avoid Taller Items
Kitchen Cupboard Organiser
A Simple Wire Shelf To Add Space to Any Cupboard
While it was a bit of a toss-up between our No. 2 pick and this, we went with the Addis Under Sink Storage as our No.1. It is simply just the perfect solution to the annoying piping underneath your kitchen sink which always seems to get in the way.
Extremely easy to assemble and clean, you can customise the shelving to fit any layout inside the cupboard under your sink. It's amazing how easy it is to turn that messy space chocked full of assorted cleaning supplies into a neat and tidy spot where you can see everything at a glance.
While this is one of the larger items on our list, we feel that this pot rack is also one of the best designed, achieving the perfect blend of accessibility and organisation. If you have larger cabinets, this is perfect, but it also sits nicely on any kitchen counter.
It is extremely customisable, which makes it suitable for almost any kitchen. Whether you want to place multiple pots on either side, push it flush against a wall and hook utensils over the edge, or even rest it down horizontally, you'll easily be able to find a home for it.
Who doesn't love IKEA? They seem to have an intelligent solution to everything, and these small shelves are no exception. Whether you want to use them individually or screw onto the top of the larger models to create a staggered, stair-like effect, these are suitable for anything that can fit atop.
Many shelves are made of wire or mesh, while these are solid metal, save for a few holes as a design choice. This is an incredibly sturdy option for any cabinet or work surface. It works even better combined with the larger model for multilayered shelving, so consider adding both to your shopping basket!
Unlike their similar storage shelf, this Simplywire plate rack doesn't suffer from any bowing in the middle and is quite sturdy for what are essentially wired shelves. It neatly fits into the corner of all but the smallest cupboards but could also sit quite nicely on a work surface.
This rack also represents excellent value at under £11 and will help you avoid chipping any plates and bowls when trying to slide that certain piece of crockery you need from the middle of the pile. Well worth the investment, in our opinion!
This turntable is a little different to the previous one on our list - it is quite a bit deeper and includes walled-off compartments meaning that it's incredibly useful when storing taller bottles of drinks and oils, as well as regular cans and jars.
While they're less likely to topple over when spinning, it probably bodes well to keep in mind that fitting multiple bottles and jars together in each compartment may be tricky due to its size.
We love these little hooks! They're a wonderfully intelligent design that really makes use of often forgotten space underneath shelving and kitchen cupboards. They simply slip over the shelf and hang there surprisingly securely.
There are. however, a couple of things worth mentioning that stop it from being higher up on our list. The first is that it's only suitable for mugs. You may be able to hang a couple of small pans, but we wouldn't recommend it. Also, the way it attaches to the shelf means you'll have to be careful not to slide it off when taking things from above.
This rack from Simplywire is the perfect size for some of those larger kitchen items that are difficult to find space for. Stacking up pans, chopping boards, and baking trays in a cupboard may keep them out of sight, but you always end up needing that one right at the bottom of the pile.
Placing those items on this rack means that they're always to hand when needed, but it's hard to say whether it actually saves you much cupboard space. If you're looking for accessibility, you can't do much better, but there may be better options if you're after more space.
These containers are usefully divided into four sections, making them an excellent choice for any loose packets or tea bags - this is a much better solution than leaving little sachets haphazardly piled around! The compartments are also the perfect size to hold little jars of herbs and spices.
While you get four in a pack, you'll want to make sure they'll fit if you're thinking of placing them in a drawer as, at nearly £40, they're the most expensive storage solution on our list. A single option is available for around £10, though, which is very handy for the fridge.
Turntables are one of the best ways to maximise your space. This offering from iDesign is a cheap and effective solution for organising all those little jars of herbs and spices while keeping them easily accessible.
Whilst this product is perfect for smaller jars, you'll want to avoid using it for any taller bottles. The lack of compartmentalising walls means that if you're too vigorous when rotating it, all your bottles might end up tipping over.
If you're looking for a cheap, easy solution to add a bit of extra space to a cupboard or cabinet, then this Simplywire shelf is a great starting point. It's perfect for any jars and cans you may want to stack while leaving ample space underneath for other items.
While cheap, this isn't the most aesthetically pleasing product, and you'll want to avoid putting anything too heavy on top to minimise it sagging in the middle. The gaps between the wires also might make items wobble, meaning you'll have to balance things accordingly.
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